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World Human Rights Day: Celebrating Activists - REGISTRATIONS FULL

  • Centre for Stories 100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge, WA, 6003 Australia (map)

In partnership with the Curtin Centre for Human Rights and Refugee Rights Action Network, the Centre for Stories is delighted to invite you to join us to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Come along and hear three amazing activists share their stories of activism.


About the speakers:

Riyadh Al Hakimi is a Masters graduate in International Studies, and a human rights practitioner. He came to Australia from homeland Iraq as a refugee and has returned on occasion to help in restorative community work. His ongoing activism in both Perth and Iraq includes coordinating the shipment of a thousand rough terrain children's wheelchairs to Iraq through Wheelchairs for Kids.

Misty Farquhar is a PhD Researcher at the Curtin University Centre for Human Rights Education, and teaches at both Curtin University and the University of WA. Locally and nationally, they are extremely active in community outreach, education, and advocacy efforts. As well as facilitating LGBTIQ+ inclusion training and other projects to support the community, Misty is the founder of Bisexual+ Community Perth, is a Transfolk of WA board member, and frequently presents on RTRfm’s All Things Queer program.

Marziya Mohammedali is a wordsmith, photographer, designer and artist based in Perth, Western Australia. Their creative practice focuses on narratives of dissent, identity, migration and transition, working for social justice. They have documented several protest movements within Perth and have been involved with the Refugee Rights Action Network for the past 4 years. They have been involved in digital activism for various issues in Kenya, particularly around witness intimidation and the preservation of voices affected by political violence.

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